Community legal aid clinics

Clinic compensation

Funding maximums

In 2014, LAO increased the funding maximums for clinic positions to match the new salary maximums of comparable LAO positions. LAO made further increases to the Office Manager and Support Staff maximums in 2015. The current funding maximums are outlined in the chart below.

Clinic positions 2014 funding maximums New 2015 funding maximums
Executive director $142,000 $142,000
Staff lawyer $115,000 $115,000
Community legal worker $83,000 $83,000
Office manager $68,613 $69,985
Support staff $50,231 $51,236

2016/17 funding

The Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) Board of Directors has approved a two per cent compensation funding increase for eligible clinics.

Eligible clinics that have achieved pay equity will receive a two per cent compensation funding increase retroactive to April 1, 2016.

Eligible clinics that have not achieved pay equity will receive a two per cent increase composed of:

  • a one per cent compensation funding increase retroactive to April 1, 2016, plus
  • a one per cent pay equity funding adjustment for eligible legal aid clinics for the 2017 calendar year.

Funding for clinics 2016 pay equity adjustment is already included in clinics monthly direct deposits.

2015/16 funding

The LAO Board approved a two per cent compensation increase for clinics composed of a one per cent compensation funding increase retroactive to April 1, 2015 and a one per cent pay equity funding adjustment for eligible legal aid clinics for the 2016 calendar year.

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